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Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Indians v. Nevada

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision vacating the Nevada state engineer's approval of the state wildlife agency's application to transfer water rights from agricultural land in the Newlands Reclamation Project to the Carson...

Great Basin Water Network v. Taylor

The Nevada Supreme Court reversed and remanded a lower court decision that held that the Nevada State Engineer did not violate his statutory duty by failing to rule on the water appropriation applications of a regional water authority...

United States v. Orr Water Ditch Co.

The Ninth Circuit upheld a district court decision staying a Nevada State Engineer's ruling granting the U.S. and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Indians' applications to make temporary changes to two water rights set forth in the Orr...

United States v. Alpine Land & Reservoir Co.

The court reverses a district court's blanket equitable exemption of intra-farm transfers from Nevada's law of forfeiture and abandonment and holds that equity may be appropriate only in the forfeiture context under certain...

United States v. State Eng'r

The court holds that Nevada's state engineer improperly denied the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) applications for state water appropriation permits that would allow livestock to be watered on public lands in Douglas County, Nevada...

United States v. Alpine Land & Reservoir Co.

The court holds that a district court did not abuse its discretion in enjoining a state court from proceeding with appeals concerning a state engineer's grant of a water rights transfer application to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...